[ecoop-info] MODELS 2010 Call for Paper

Franck Fleurey Franck.Fleurey at sintef.no
Thu Mar 4 11:36:15 CET 2010

*** Call for Papers - MODELS 2010 *** 

ACM/IEEE 13th International Conference on 
Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems 
October 3-8, 2010 
Oslo, Norway 

Important dates 
Foundations and Applications Papers: 
Abstract: April 18, 2010 
Full Paper: May 3, 2010 
Workshop Proposals: March 31, 2010 
Tutorial Proposals: April 18, 2010 

The MODELS Conference Series 
... is devoted to model-based development for software and systems 
engineering, covering all categories of modeling languages, methods, 
tools, and their applications. Engineering models have long been used 
in the development of complex systems and the approach is also 
becoming more prevalent in the design of modern software systems. 
Methodologies and tools are emerging and applied successfully in 
practice. They create and manipulate such models starting with the 
earliest phases of development through to implementation and testing. 
The MODELS series of conferences is the premier venue for the exchange 
of innovative technical ideas and experiences relating to model-based 
approaches in the development of complex systems. To provide a broader 
forum for reporting on scientific progress as well as experiences and 
issues stemming from practical application of model-based methods, the 
2010 conference has two distinct tracks: 
* Foundations track 
* Applications track 
Papers in each track will be evaluated by separate program committees 
based on criteria appropriate to that track. 
All accepted submissions of both the Foundations and Application 
tracks will be published as one conference proceedings in the Lecture 
Notes in Computer Science. 

The Foundation Track 
Over the years model-based development has gained rapidly increasing 
popularity across various engineering disciplines. Numerous efforts 
resulted in the invention of concepts, languages, and tools for the 
definition, analysis, transformation, and extension of domain-specific 
modeling languages as well as general-purpose modeling language 
standards. Problems in this domain span multiple disciplines and have 
to be addressed by collaborative research activities spanning domains 
such as industrial automation, business engineering, hardware/software 
co-design, real-time system development, Web 2.0 application design, 
and so forth. A primary objective of the Foundations track of MODELS 
is to build a forum for exchange and discussion of new research 
results dedicated to advancing the state-of-the-art of model-based 
development in general. Topics of interest include but are not limited 
* Development of domain-specific modeling languages 
* Design of general-purpose modeling languages and related standards 
* Definition of the syntax and semantics of modeling languages 
* Tools and meta-tools for modeling languages and model-based 
* Definition and usage of model transformation and generation 
* New methodologies/frameworks/processes for model-driven development 
* Development of systems engineering and modeling-in-the-large 
* Proposals of new model quality assurance techniques (analysis, 
testing, verification) 
* Integration of modeling languages and tools (hybrid multi-modeling 
* Evolution of modeling languages and models 
* New modeling paradigms and formalisms 

The Applications Track 
As with any emerging technical discipline, model-based engineering 
approaches to software and system development give rise to a unique 
set of challenges related to practical application. These include a 
very diverse list of issues such as problems of scaling to 
multi-domain and geographically distributed teams, difficulties of 
integrating new methods and tools into legacy environments, resistance 
to culture change, and coping with immature technologies. 
Nevertheless, there are numerous practical examples of industrial 
application of model-based engineering in which such problems have 
been overcome, resulting in successful systems that clearly 
demonstrate the viability and the advantages of model-based methods. 
Unfortunately, there is still insufficient awareness among many 
practitioners of such results and the potential of these methods for 
delivering major increases in productivity and product quality. 
A primary objective of the MODELS applications track is to provide a 
realistic and verifiable picture of the current state-of-the-practice 
of model-based engineering. In addition to such experience reports, 
papers that describe innovative solutions and concepts stemming from 
practical application of model-based methods and tools in industrial, 
business and science-driven settings are deemed highly relevant to 
this track. Topics of interest include but are not limited to: 
* Introducing model-based approaches into organizations 
* Experience stories in general (successful and unsuccessful) 
* How to scale modeling to large combinations of users, viewpoints or 
* Issues related to limitations, gaps and mismatches in current 
modeling standards 
* Engineering and managing sets of modeling languages 
* Integrating models into business environments such as development or 
* Experience with model-based engineering tools and traceability 
to/from models 

Submission Process 
The paper length is limited to 15 pages. Paper submission must conform 
to the Springer LNCS formatting guidelines (see 
All submissions must be original, unpublished, and not submitted 
simultaneously for publication elsewhere. They will undergo a thorough 
review process by a track-specific committee comprising leading 
experts from academia and industry; however, papers that are too long 
or violate the LNCS formatting instructions will be rejected. 
The reviews of the papers will be provided to the authors around June 
17, 2010 and authors will have 48 hours to submit an optional response 
limited to 500 words for the purpose of clarification, correction, or 
answering questions asked by the reviewers. Responses will be taken 
into account during the PC meeting. 
Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings by 
Springer in the LNCS series. Authors of best papers from the 
conference will be invited to revise and submit extended versions of 
their papers for a special issue of the Journal on Software and 
Systems Modeling (Springer Press). 

Please visit http://models2010.ifi.uio.no for complete and up-to-date 
information on submissions. 

Organization Committee 
Conference Chairs: 
Oystein Haugen, Norway 
Birger Moller-Pedersen, Norway 

Program Chairs: 
Dorina Petriu, Canada (Foundations) 
Nicolas F Rouquette, USA (Applications) 

Workshop Chairs: 
Juergen Dingel, Canada 
Arnor Solberg, Norway 

Tutorial Chair: 
Stein Krogdahl, Norway 

Doctoral Symposium Chair: 
Bernhard Schatz, Germany 

Educator Symposium Chairs: 
Peter Clarke, USA 
Martina Seidl, Austria 

Panel Chair: 
Thomas Kuehne, New Zealand 

Steering Committee Chair: 
Heinrich Hussmann, Germany 

Publicity Chairs: 
Arne J Berre, Norway 
Franck Fleurey, Norway 

About Oslo and the conference locations 
Oslo, capital of Norway, is located in the center of Scandinavia and 
is bounded by the fjord and forested hills, providing stunning 
scenery. The woods around Oslo are easily accessible by metro, and the 
city itself offers many outdoor cafes and pedestrian areas near the 
city center and along the waterfront. Most sites and museums are 
easily accessible by short walks or metro rides (see 
http://www.visitoslo.com/en). Early October in Oslo is a time of cool, 
crisp weather that is generally sunny and clear. 
The conference site is Oslo Congress Centre 
(http://www.oslokongressenter.no/) in the very heart of Oslo, with all 
hotels within walking distance. 

Visit the MODELS 2010 web site at http://models2010.ifi.uio.no for 
more information. 

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